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We are thrilled to announce that Applications for the BAF 2020 are now open!
Bulwell Arts Festival is now in its seventh year, and once again, this summer, we will be taking over the town and showcasing the very best of theatre, music, dance, film, poetry, visual arts, workshops and so much more!  We aim to deliver another fantastic array of creativity from 4th to 11th July 2020 and we’d love for you to get involved too, whether as a returning artist/organisation or a new partner. We look forward to creating wonderful events with you.

Get in touch today! Dealine for applications is 29th March 2020.

Please note that this year’s festival is in two parts. There will be a family fun weekend opening at the Bulwell Academy on Saturday 4th July and in the Bulwell Market place on Sunday 5th July organised by the Bulwell Arts Festival volunteers. Then there will be events happening throughout the week in various venues around Bulwell, organised by local community groups, as part of the Festival celebrations. These workshops, performances and events are the sole responsibility of the organising group or individual but will be promoted within the BAF brochure celebrating local creativity and on our media outlets.

If you would like to be a part of our 2020 programme of events please fill out the form below. Volunteers, please click here.
Please read our Guidelines and Terms & Conditions before applying:
Bulwell Arts festival Guidelines

 Bulwell Arts Festival 2020. 4th – 11th July 2020
Organisation/Community Group/Artist Registration Form


If you would like to attach a picture to go with your event, then please make sure that these are of suitable quality to print [recommended 300dpi].  Please send all images to

We make every effort to be fair when designing our brochure, unfortunately we can’t 100% guarantee that your image will be used, this will be down to our designer’s discretion on the final look. We will do our best to include images to ensure the brochure is bright, colourful and attractive.

Please make sure that all spellings and descriptions are exactly how you would like it printed.

You must submit your application no later than 29th March. Any applications received after this date will not be included in our brochure.

And finally the Festival team would like to say a big thank you for your interest in wanting to join our Arts Festival 2020.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your contact details given above will not be shared publicly. They will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.